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Friends and Family
Two Mafia gunmen give new meaning to the phrase "keeping it in the family" in this offbeat comedy. Danny (Christopher Gartin) and Stephen (Greg Lauren) are a pair of mob enforcers who see to it that no one crosses the Family and lives to tell about it. However, Danny and Stephen are hit men with a difference -- they're also lovers; and while they know how to get rid of troublemakers, little things like cooking and sewing are not their strong suits. They find themselves thrown for a loop when Stephen's parents (Frank Pellegrino and Beth Fowler) stop by for an unexpected visit,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Which is worse? Lame jokes about gays or lame jokes about the mob?"
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"First-timer Coury's fast pace can't outrun Joseph Triebwasser's predictable script, saddled with mobster clichés and queer stereotypes."
‑ Jorge Morales, Village Voice
"You haven't lived until you've seen a bunch of straight goombas taking a crash course in swish history, the better to pose as employees of a catering company."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"A passably entertaining comedy of accretion that doesn't amount to much."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Never thought I'd say this about a film, but it's just not gay enough. Wait to rent it."
‑ John Venable,
"There's no rhythm or style to any of it, just the dismal feeling that the filmmakers have seen La Cage Aux Folles and The Godfather too many times."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"Predictable fun, but fun all the same."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"Is the movie finding its jokes in subverting the stereotypes or in the stereotypes themselves?"
‑ Christopher Null,
"the making of Friends and Family must have been more than watching it, but not much more."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
"Wants very much to mimic the screwball comedies of the forties with a gay twist, but the script and direction are simply too clumsy to carry it off."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"An overloaded, slow-moving series of predictable jokes and forced situations."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Painless, sweet comedy."
‑ Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"Makes the clobbering minds behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding seem the apotheosis of subtlety and nuance by comparison."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
""The Sopranos" meet "La Cage Aux Folles," with a heavy and happy emphasis on humor which camps up the gay stereotypes."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"The movie is slick, the boys are gorgeous, and most of it is innocent fun, but the romp is spoiled by the subplot in very bad taste."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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